[amsat-bb] Mode K (fact and fiction?)

Greg D ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 02:26:06 UTC 2016

Hi Bob,

A single data point, partial answer to your question...  Of course it
depends on where you are in the sunspot cycle, and I didn't work mode K
very often (preferred Mode A with RS-10), but I don't recall many (any?)
times when I should have heard the bird and didn't.  Lots of times that
I heard conversations on the 10m downlink of folks who were working
simplex in the uplink passband and didn't know it.  But as you note, we
often dismiss and forget missing things due to bad propagation, since
that's the norm on HF.

Greg  KO6TH

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> So far, no one has described how often they could not even hear the bird
> or get into it even though it was in range.  I think that is the data that
> is missing?

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